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Contact us: megan@mappingmegan.com

An Australian journalist and an American photographer, we are Megan & Mike Jerrard, and, over the past 10 years, have developed quite the obsession with travel. To the point where, at one stage, we sold our home and belongings to travel full time.

Adrenaline junkies and incredibly active travelers, we’ve racked up quite the adventure resume; skydiving over the Swiss Alps, walking among the mighty Elephants of Africa, and having summited the highest free-standing mountain in the world (Kilimanjaro). That’s actually where we met!

Our travels focus on adventure, discovery, cultural immersion, and exploration, and we blog about our journeys not only to inspire, but with all the practical tips so that you can experience the same!

Meg Jerrard

Venice sightseeing

Venice, Italy

Megan Claire Jerrard is an Australian journalist who has been traveling since 2007. Having visited 50+ countries across all seven continents, Megan has accumulated a wealth of firsthand knowledge about what the world has to offer.

Her articles have been widely published and acknowledged by publications such as National Geographic, the New York Times, Forbes, and British Airways High Life. Megan thrives on adrenaline and adventure travel whether it be skydiving, bungee jumping, climbing the world’s tallest peaks, mountain biking the world’s deadliest roads, or diving with Great whites.

There is nothing Megan is afraid to try in order to share her experiences as she dedicates herself to encouraging others to get out and travel the world.

Mike Jerrard

Snakeprotex Protective Snake Gaitors

Latrobe, Tasmania

Michael Jerrard is a wildlife photojournalist who has been recording and documenting animal behaviour since the age of 10. Now with over 25 years of experience in the wild he looks to share his knowledge of the natural world and encourage others through his writings and photographs to experience the same awe inspiring beauty this planet has to offer.

Jerrard grew up in the United States where he has done a thorough documentation of North American Wildlife which has included such projects as radio collaring Florida Panthers in the Everglades, tracking Grizzlies in Alaska, and handling American’s most dangerous snakes.

He also a fascination with uncovering the past, and his expeditions have seen him unearth massive ice age mammoths as well as discovering artefacts of lost civilizations.

How We Met

Wedding anniversary in Antarctica 

Solo travellers exploring the world’s most exotic destinations, our journeys would collide in Tanzania, Africa.

In 2010 after both having reached the summit of Kilimanjaro, we would meet for the first time. Ever since, we have joined forces as we conquer the world’s experiences one destination at a time.

We would solidify our travel journeys together when we were married in Maui in 2013. Four years later in 2017, we celebrated our wedding anniversary on an expedition to Antarctica. This trip marked having stepped foot on all seven continents.

What We’re About

Hagia Sophia Istanbul

Hagia Sophia, Istanbul. 

As mentioned above, our journeys are about  adventure, discovery, cultural immersion, and exploration. We believe that adventure can be achieved at any age, and that there’s no right or wrong way to travel. Travel is a personal journey and an individual experience, and it really doesn’t matter where your travel style falls in the whole tourist vs traveler debate.

Adventure means different things to different people, so whether your idea of adventure is backpacking through Europe, camping on an erupting volcano, or sitting aboard a luxury cruise through the Amazon, we cover it all!

We have a strong passion for ecotourism and aim to promote responsible travel experiences; conserving resources and minimizing our impact on the environments around the world ensures the places we travel to and the reasons we travel to those destinations remain intact for future visits by ourselves and future generations.

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